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Shrine of the Pines
Baldwin, Michigan

Shrine of The Pines

This log cabin gallery is one man's gnarly, hand-carved tribute to his favorite type of tree.
43.8598, -85.8483
Cowboy Elmer
Taylor, Nebraska

The Villagers

This Nebraska town wants to double its population with plywood cut-outs of townsfolk.
41.7703, -99.3787
Cray supercomputer at the Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology.
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

Museum with an extensive collection of Cray supercomputers and related artifacts.
44.9373, -91.3922
Fiberglass Paul Bunyan and Blue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

The titular fictional logger only inhabits this otherwise historically focussed museum via a piece of fiberglass kitsch.
44.8070, -91.5210
The plaque
Madison, Wisconsin

Elvis Karate Fight Plaque

A stone marker memorializes the spot where the King broke up a street fight with a classic karate stance.
43.1152, -89.3282
Otis Redding Memorial Plaque
Madison, Wisconsin

Otis Redding Memorial Plaque

A bronze plaque marks the site of the only show the King of the Soul Singers ever missed.
43.0716, -89.3802
Lamp House
Madison, Wisconsin

Lamp House

Hidden away in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a nearly forgotten home that Frank Lloyd Wright built for a childhood friend.
43.0771, -89.3824
An old postcard showing the Forest Products Building c. 1930.
Madison, Wisconsin

Forest Products Laboratory

Where experiments are conducted on all things wood.
43.0746, -89.4276
Rear view of the two figures atop the Annie Stewart Memorial Fountain located near the effigy mounds at the end of Erin Street overlooking the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Annie Stewart Memorial Fountain

A largely forgotten and touching neoclassical marble fountain overlooking a bear mound effigy.
43.0595, -89.4079
Ed Gein's chipped headstone as it appeared in 1999, prior to being stolen, returned, and sequestered at a museum in Waushara County, Wisconsin.
Plainfield, Wisconsin

Grave of Ed Gein

Eternal resting place of the grave robber and murderer who served as inspiration for many of cinema’s famous madmen.
44.2167, -89.5204
Wonder Cave Entrance.
Rudolph, Wisconsin

Rudolph Grotto Gardens

Five acres of divinely inspired folk art.
44.4987, -89.8016
Timms Hill
Ogema, Wisconsin

Timms Hill

The highest point in Wisconsin is capped by two towers that are not as mythic as Tolkien's but provide much better views.
45.4537, -90.1990
The medieval Church of Saint Nicholas.
Kilkenny, Ireland

The Lost Town of Newtown Jerpoint

Local legend says the remains of Father Christmas lie within the medieval grounds.
52.5100, -7.1708
Lakenenland. (Creative Commons)
Marquette, Michigan

Lakenenland

Large one-man sculpture park in Michigan.
46.5435, -87.3954
Camp 5 Museum
Laona, Wisconsin

Camp 5 Museum

Experience the life of an 1800's lumberjack at this interactive museum that is only accessible by railroad.
45.6451, -88.6637
World's Largest Soup Kettle
Laona, Wisconsin

World's Largest Soup Kettle

This huge stew pot is is the focal point of the"Community Soup" event which honors tradition and soup.
45.5649, -88.7575
Bishop Baraga Shrine
L'Anse, Michigan

Bishop Baraga Shrine

This missionary's legacy looms large over the Upper Peninsula of Michigan—literally.
46.6887, -88.4536
Entrance to the Dee
Houghton, Michigan

Dee Stadium

The birthplace of professional hockey on the shores of Portage Lake.
47.1229, -88.5651
The Fireplace of States now at the Bemidji Tourist Information Center.
Bemidji, Minnesota

Fireplace of States

This ambitious attraction was the brain child of a lake resort impresario, and built by the WPA.
47.4708, -94.8789
Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji
Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji

These crudely shaped folk giants may be the the second most photographed statues in the U.S.
47.4708, -94.8789
Creative Commons by sean_carney
Lac du Bonnet, Canada

Old Pinawa Dam

Bombed out remains of early hydroelectric dam.
50.2159, -95.9284
A family near Gimli and a part of New Iceland (Archives of Manitoba)
Gimli, Canada

New Iceland

Icelandic settlement in Manitoba established in 1875.
50.6330, -96.9852
Current Zoohky Mural
Winnipeg, Canada

The Zoohky Mural

A celebration of one of the West End’s most recognizable figures, who made helping others his life's work.
49.8968, -97.1608
Jamestown, North Dakota

World's Largest Buffalo

A true roadside icon standing on the same plains that the herds once roamed.
46.8923, -98.6989